What to Plant in February: 21 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

1. Amaranth

What to plant in February
amaranth by jill goodell

Where: sow directly into the soil
Harvest: from June Continue reading What to Plant in February: 21 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

What to Plant in January: 18 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

I barely have to water the garden this summer, since it’s been raining so much. These are unusual weather conditions, so the best we can do is keep planting and seeing what does well. This season my approach to planting had not been a very planned one. I just basically went nature-style on it and planted a whole heap of different things. After three weeks the plants suited to this summer were thriving, and the others…well, that is life. I suppose it would be safe to say that they contributed to the organic matter in the soil.

The outcome: beans and tomatoes rule the patch, followed by potatoes, cucumbers and radishes. Here are some things you can try for yourself!

1. Sunflower

Sunflowers
Sunflowers by marcmo

Where: sow directly into the soil
Harvest: from May Continue reading What to Plant in January: 18 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

What to Plant in December: 25 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

I know it’s been raining, cold and unusual for Sydney, but garden beds do not wait! It’s time to bravely plunge into the summer planting season and experiment. Who knows, some of the plants might even like this weather :).

1. Basil

Basil
Basil by amandabhslater

Where: grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks
Harvest: from April Continue reading What to Plant in December: 25 Summer Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

What to Plant in November: 30 Vegetables and Herbs to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

Feels like summer arrived to Sydney literally overnight. Yesterday it was raining and 15 degrees outside. Today is sunny beach weather with whopping 27 degrees. Almost anything can be planted now, so below are some ideas for common and not-so-common plants to be planted now in Sydney area.

1. Asparagus

Harvesting Asparagus
Harvesting Asparagus by Chiot’s Run

Where: sow in garden, or plant as crowns
Harvest: from 24 months Continue reading What to Plant in November: 30 Vegetables and Herbs to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

How to Grow a Perfect Tomato

how to grow a perfect tomato
photo credit neil conway

It’s not much so far, but it’s a start! I will be expanding these posts over time.

Origin

Tomatoes originated in the arid lands of Peru, Chile and Ecuador.

Preferred Environment

Arid and sunny with sufficient spacing and air circulation. Tomatoes dislike hot humid conditions, which can cause fungal diseases. Continue reading How to Grow a Perfect Tomato